March 23, 2017

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Going for the Gold - Playing Your Best

Staying home this weekend. What a foreign concept! Grand Prix Orlando is this weekend and since prices for flights require me to Top 8 to break even, it seems like an easy decision to stay home. If you want to read up on my thoughts on the format, click here. Nothing has changed in the last few months. My next Grand Prix will be GP Richmond, which is the week before Pro Tour Nashville. Whenever I...

March 17, 2017

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Going for the Gold: Do the Mardu!

I woke up early Monday morning, and logged onto the Magic the Gathering website with excitement to see the B & R announcement! .... No changes. .... Really? Like are you kidding me? I had to make sure that I didn’t sleep too long or that it was April Fools. Reading the rationale that was given was clearly wrong. But that's neither here nor there. On the bright side, it gave me an easy topic...

March 3, 2017

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Going for the Gold: The New Face of Control…RUG Dynavolt Tower

Despite what everyone says, Standard has become a horse race with just a few contenders in the weeks following the last Pro Tour. In one corner we have the default aggro deck, Mardu Vehicles, which with an innovation to remove and replace it with was able to take down Grand Prix Utrecht. In another corner we have the default midrange deck of the format, GB Constrictor, which despite being touted...

February 27, 2017

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Test Drive - Standard Sultai Control

Hello all and welcome to another edition of the Test Drive! Today I’m going to be talking about a Standard deck that isn’t one of the big three decks in the current Standard meta-game. Since Kaladesh came out in September, there has been a card that is extremely popular and powerful from that set that I’ve never played up until now. It’s not that I didn’t believe it to be powerful, or...

February 22, 2017

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Test Drive - 4 Colour Saheeli Combo

Hello all and welcome to another edition of the Test Drive! Today I’m going to be talking about my first Test Drive with a Standard Deck from the post Aether Revolt Standard format. Over the past few weeks there has been a dominance in the format from three major deck archetypes. These have been Mardu Vehicles, Green/Black Delirium or Constrictor, and Saheeli Combo decks. Despite three major...

February 17, 2017

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Going for the Gold: Winding Down in Pittsburgh

From my last article you know that I’ve been spending my last couple weekends away at magic tournaments, and last weekend would be no different. Considering that GP Pittsburgh was only a 4.5 hour drive away, it would be a criminal offense to miss it. The format was also Standard and based on some of the testing that I had done for Pro Tour Dublin, I figured I wouldn’t have to put much time...

February 10, 2017

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Going for the Gold: Racing with RB Aggro – 20th at PT Aether Revolt

My journey to Pro Tour Aether Revolt actually started at Grand Prix Prague, which was a big enough experience that I will be dedicating my own article to it. Jamie Archdekin and I left Prague on Tuesday and wound up staying at the “Platinum Hotel”, the hotel that Wizards of the Coast allocates for all of their platinum players. For this Pro Tour we had a massive testing team, and shared most...

February 3, 2017

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Going for the Gold: The Best Deck in Standard

It's been a long time since I wrote an article but before the drop of the new Standard format at Pro Tour Aether Reborn, I wanted to bring you some hot of the press news. There is only one really good deck in Standard, and it revolves our newest planeswalker friend, Saheeli Rai. Over the past couple weeks, and her favourite cat () have been tearing it up across Standard whether it was Jeskai...

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